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#765 of 1954 Accessory questions
Jan 02, 2008 (7:32 pm)
I have been following everyone's comments with interest and have made a few myself over the last couple of months. I am from Canada and prices/info won't be released until end of Jan. so I am enjoying the comments/pictures on US web sites.
Currently my wife & I own 2 Denalis, a 2002 SUV and 2007 pickup with 6.2L and 6 spd auto (a terrific vehicle). Providing Canadian pricing is on par, or close to US pricing now that our dollar is about par, I am considering replacing our SUV with the new Platinum edition. All 3 of our children drive Toyotas ('01 Sequoia, '04 Tundra and '07 4-Runner) and speak highly of them so I am considering trying a Toyota this time. I have almost always driven GM's.
My main concerns are like several others. Disappointed XM radio is an accessory (it is std. eq. on my '07 Denali PU). When ordered from the factory as an accessory does it work OK and is it completely incorporated into the existing audio system?
I also hoped the Platinum interior might have been more luxurious than a Tundra Limited interior. Has anyone seen the "molded dash" accessory? Does it improve the interior appearance or does it look tacky? I would appreciate comments from buyers who purchase this accessory, after they get it (it may not be available until Jan).
Has anyone tried the TRD Performance Air Intake ($475 accessory)? Does it improve the performance enough to justify the cost? Finally, I too wish the 2nd row bench was an option or the console could be removed without disconnecting the heated seats. My '02 SUV has rear heated seats and they sure are a great feature in our northern climate.
I am happy a black exterior is available with sand beige interior in the Platinum as that is the color I am considering.
#766 of 1954 Re: Funny... [mackabee]
Jan 02, 2008 (7:58 pm)
They do not appear to be selling very well in my area. My dealer received 5 new Sequoias (2 Platinums, 2 Limiteds and an SR5) over 3 weeks ago and has yet to sell a single one. Another smaller dealer nearby got in 2 (a Limited and a SR5) about the same time and has not sold either one of them. It is rather amusing how when I went to check them out the day after they arrived, the salesman told me how they would all be sold by the end of that day! Typical car salesmen BS.
I hope the previous poster is correct about the changes for the 2009 model as I have decided to delay my purchase until next fall. Hopefully a smart key and push button start are in the cards as well. Also, I wish Toyota would offer Onstar, as it has come in very handy on our 2 current Acura vehicles.
#769 of 1954 Re: Funny... [healthnut]
Jan 02, 2008 (8:49 pm)
They might be talking about an extended length model. Don't expect a new dash or anything like that. It takes Toyota 18 months from design to production. Like I said before someone has been hitting the liquor cabinet.
#770 of 1954 Re: d [trebor129]
Jan 02, 2008 (8:55 pm)
Maybe the area of the country you're in. In my store the first three were sold in the first two days. Right now we have an SR5, one Limited, and one Platinum on the lot. Just arrived. What may be happening at the stores you mentioned is they may still have quite a few 07's. At my store the 08's are parked behind the dealership as we have about 4 07's left that are in the front where we would normally park all the Sequoias. I did move the SR5 to the front lot today and in no time had a customer looking at it.
Anything that goes in less than 30 days is considered selling like hot cakes. A 30 day supply is normal for Toyota dealers, domestics usually have a 90 day supply.
#771 of 1954 Re: d [mackabee]
Jan 03, 2008 (5:23 am)
I am in new england and put down a deposit for a black platinium. Most dealers have only 1 vehicle for which they expect to get MSRP.
Most dealers expect to get more vehicles in a week or so. So far I have not seen 1 vehicle on the road.
These vehicles are not selling because they do not have any to sell and dealers are hoping to get full price.
Jan 03, 2008 (6:45 am)
"Has anyone tried the TRD Performance Air Intake ($475 accessory)? Does it improve the performance enough to justify the cost?"
This is the K&N intake system:
If you believe their chart, it adds 13 HP to a 5.7 liter 2007 Tundra. The chart to me is suspect because they tested it at 110 degrees rather than 68 degrees as would be standard atmospheric conditions. You can buy this kit for $300 online but I would not do so for only a 3% HP gain. If it was at most $150 it would be worth it for me. Their price is like $100 for each 1% gain ($22.39 per HP). On the other hand, going from the 4.7 to 5.7 liter engine gains 38% and is about $1100, which is $29 per 1% gain ($10.48 per HP).
The Toyota system is probably similar in HP gain.
#774 of 1954 wood grain dash kits anyone?
Jan 03, 2008 (8:10 am)
Anyone ever used a wood grain dash kit to "spiff" up the interior? Or do these look stuck on and make it look worse?